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Kristof: Dallas Cowboys stadium draws 3 times more power than Liberia can produce | PunditFact

October 31, 2014 Leave a comment
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Smart people listen to Radiohead and dumb people listen to Beyoncé, according to study

October 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Consequence of Sound

How does a person’s intelligence relate to the type of music they listen to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or — “liked”) band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. A highly scientific study, I know.

As Digital Inspiration points out, Griffith’s chart reveals Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan, The Shins, and — uh — Counting Crows as other favorite bands of smart people. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, The Used, and gospel music comes in at the lower end of the spectrum — or, as Griffith puts it, is music for dumb people.

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Americans have no idea how the government spends money – The Washington Post

October 3, 2014 Leave a comment
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